|At a Glance|
|Product||D-Link Medialounge Wireless HD media player (DSM-520)|
|Summary||HD (1080i) networked media player with wide format support and HDMI output|
|Pros||• Support for digital HD videos
• UPnP support
• Wireless and Wired network support
• Attractive user interface
|Cons||• Problems with some MP3 content
• Limited format support
Since the cost of digital storage continues to fall, I'm even more tempted to put all of my multimedia content onto a single big hard drive. I already have thousands of digitized audio tracks and images from my digital camera on my network, and I've ripped some DVDs. But until I can find the perfect device to play it all back on my family-room entertainment center, I'm somewhat hesitant to invest the time and effort to rip all of my videos.
For this review, I looked at a device that I hoped could meet my requirements: The D-Link DSM-520 MediaLounge Wireless HD Media Player. It's designed to stream music, pictures and HD video from your home network to your entertainment center.